Category Archives: Theatre

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. — Alfred Hitchcock

Asking Rembrandt

By Steve Gooch Directed by Jonathan Kemp Presented by Scéalta Móra at the Old Red Lion Theatre on 18 July 2015 “…Thing is, faces look back at you… They speak to you… Sometimes I feel a responsibility to pass on what … Continue reading

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As You Like It

By William Shakespeare Directed by Paul Baker Presented by RoughCast at the Fisher Theatre on 11 July 2015 A fine production (despite cutting Phoebe’s “atomies” line — how could they?) that pushed all the right buttons for me — TJs by … Continue reading

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Madame X

By Simon James Collier Inspired by the original play ‘La Femme X’ by Alexandre Bisson Directed by Omar F. Okai Presented by Evcol Entertainment / The Okai Collier Company at the Jack Studio Theatre on 7 July 2015 1928. France. A … Continue reading

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Iphigenia in Tauris

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe English translation by Roy Pascal Directed by Pamela Schermann Presented by the Rose Playhouse on 27 June 2015 “Have only men a right to heroic deeds? Can they alone embrace the impossible?” Iphigenia, daughter of Agamemnon, … Continue reading

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One Arm

By Tennessee Williams Adapted by Moisés Kaufman Directed by Josh Seymour Presented by Alex Turner at the Southwark Playhouse on 27 June 2015 I been all over this country and gotten to know many people. I’ve forgotten most of ‘em but … Continue reading

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A Lady of Letters and Bed Among the Lentils

By Alan Bennett Presented by the Library Theatre Touring Company at Threlkeld Village Hall on 19 June 2015 A performance of two of Alan Bennett’s iconic monologues, “Talking Heads” by the Library Theatre Touring Company, starring Deborah Kelly. In A Lady … Continue reading

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The Lady of the Lake

By Benjamin Askew Directed by Mary Papadima Presented by the Theatre by the Lake on 18 June 2015 The glorious reign of King Arthur is drawing to a close. Having lost most of his lands to the Saxons and the love … Continue reading

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Mister Paradise and Suddenly Last Summer

By Tennessee Williams Directed by Mary Papadima Presented by the Theatre by the Lake on 16 June 2015 A poet in search of God. A doctor in search of the truth. A woman who witnessed the unspeakable and a mother who … Continue reading

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The 39 Steps

By John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Abigail Anderson Presented by the Theatre by the Lake on 15 June 2015 Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay — complete with pencil moustache on … Continue reading

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The Two Noble Kinsmen

By William Shakespeare and John Fletcher Directed by David Cottis Presented by Instant Classics at the White Bear Theatre on 11 June 2015 and 23 June 2015 The award-winning Instant Classics theatre company return to the White Bear with Shakespeare’s most rarely-performed … Continue reading

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